Thank you to every volunteer who stepped up for the November 4 Election Program. You're part of a 110-year tradition of helping voters and fighting for fair elections in Philadelphia!

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Volunteers  serve in different roles:

Field Teams work in groups of two or three to monitor polls in a specific ward, checking for inappropriate behavior and answering voters’ questions. They report incidents and ongoing problems back to the Committee of Seventy.

 

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Roving Teams also work in groups of two or three but are assigned specific districts (each includes 5 to 10 wards). They respond to incidents and problems reported to Seventy by field teams or  others calling the 1-855-SEVENTY hotline. We encourage returning volunteers (especially those with cars!) to consider serving on a roving team.

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Hotline volunteers work in Seventy's office on Election Day, answering calls from voters, poll officials and Seventy Volunteers. Hotline volunteers staff the 1-855-SEVENTY Hotline for Elections and Voting and help voters find their polling places, give basic assistance with Election Day rules, direct problems to the correct authorities and document problems that will be responded to by field and roving teams.

The May 19 municipal primary is a huge election for Philadelphia, with Mayor, City Council, City Commissioner and a slew of other local offices (including judgeships) on the ballot. Information on the May 19 Election Program will be available in April.

For more information, contact Patrick Christmas at pchristmas@seventy.org or 215-557-3600, ext. 114.